Future movement for Siri & iPhone 4S Mercedes integration
Word is during next month’s Geneva Motor Show; Mercedes Benz will showcase the next A-class Merc and will also update their Command infotainment system so that the vehicle can play nice with the iPhone 4S right out of the gate with the help from two applications, Digital DriveStyle and Drive Kit Plus for iPhone.
According to the guys over at Engadget by way of Auto Blog, with these two apps the driver will be able to access the iOS smartphones content via a built in display and search their iTunes library through an armrest mounted controller.
The iPhone integration is available via entry level “Audio 20” configuration, and apparently the Digital DriveStyle application will be available as a free app and features Facebook, Twitter, AUPEO! Radio, a car finder and Garmin navigation.
The update is rolling our to the A-class Merc right now, but word is Mercedes have also stated that B-, C-, and E-class cars will also be able to play along with the iPhone sometime in the fall.
The user interface features a unique design with transparent symbols illuminated in red as to create “three dimensionally arranged navigation levels,” and the UI was designed by Mercedes Benz designers and engineers in the Mercedes Benz R&D centre in Palo Alto California.